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opposition leaders are calling for a peaceful protest after president mohamed morsi assumed sweeping new powers this week. clashes continue between police and protesters who are defying president morsi's orders and blocking streets. morsi said he had to take extreme measures to protect the revolution and backtrack a new constitution being written by mostly islamist assembly. he says he will give up his new powers once a new constitution is in place. >> regardless of the timing, this sort of move by morsi would always have been a very risky and polarizing gesture. >> opposition members meeting to plot out their next move there are plans for strikes by judges as well and a call for another million man march against morsi on tuesday. >>> world champion boxer hector camacho died today at a trauma center in puerto rico. he emerged from a troubled childhood to become a world champion in three weight classes. camacho went into cardiac arrest today and died after he was taken off life support. he was shot in puerto rico on tuesday while sitting in a car outside a bar. no arrests have been made i
morsi gave himself special powers because officials of the former regime are blocking the drafting of a new constitution. jim saida has the latest from tahrir square where thousands have gathered. >> reporter: it's a full and relatively peaceful tahrir square where about 10,000 anti-morsi protesters, who claim that he's made a power grab that will make him a virtual dictator. about five miles from here, there are apequal number of supporters who believe morsi when he says it will only be a two-month transition people and then will relinquish the special powers. part of the decree is that there will in two months time be a new constitution. the problem is in writing this constitution, those involved are all islamists. the other groups like liberals and secularists and representatives of the people demonstrating behind me boycotted the process because it became clear early on that morsi and the muslim brotherhood were intent on having islamic law as the law of the land. in alexandria, at least 25 people were injured as anti-morsi protesters raided and burned the muslim brotherhood's
remains intact. egypt is being praised for negotiating this ceasefire. new president mohamed morsi is with the muslim brotherhood, a fwrup that already has an established relationship with hamas. now some experts were skeptical if morsi could be fair but today's truce appears he can work well with hamas, israel and the u.s. jessica? >> okay, thank you. back here at home embattled congressman jesse jackson jr. quietly resigned today effectively ending what was a promising political career. two weeks after voters re-elected him to a ninth term jackson sent his resignation letter to the house speaker citing his ongoing treatment for bi-polar disorder and also admitting that he's made a share of mistakes. jackson is reportedly negotiating a plea deal that would allow him to resign for health reasons, serve some jail time for the alleged misuse of funds, repay those funds, and retain his congressional pension. the state of illinois will hold a special election to fill jackson's house seat although no date has been set. while democrats did well nationally in the november 6 elections, how
president and then fly to egypt to meet with mohammed morsi. >> the goal must reach legitimate aspirations of israelis and palestinians alike. >> right now, no sign that a deal is even close. besides a cease fire, hamas wants some of the restrictions eased at the gaza border. israel is demanding a long-term agreement and says that if a diplomatic solution is not reached, they're ready for a ground war. people in the bay area are closely watching these developments unfold. let's check in with jody hernandez. >> reporter: janelle, a lot of folks here in the bay area are feeling a sense of helplessness as they watch the violence unfold in the middle east. many have friends or family members either in israel or in the gaza strip. today we got a very real sense of what families who are living in that region are going through tonight. we caught up with a resident of gaza via skype this afternoon. a woman who's been praying for a cease fire but judging by the shelling outside her house, it hadn't taken hold yet. >> i was feeling relief when i was hearing about the cease fire. oh, my god. just a s
, nbc news, capitol hill. >> a tense standoff in egypt between mohammed morsi and the nation's judiciary branch. they want to lessen tension in cairo. they canceled a massive rally that was planned for tomorrow. at today's meeting was a bid to resolve a four-day crisis that has plunged the country into turmoil. clashes have left one protester dead and hundreds of people wounded. >>> amateur video shows rebels. they were able to seize dozens of boxes of ammunition from defeated soldiers. a sign that the rebels are slowly seizing forces out of the area. it's believed this is the second military base to fall to the rebels. >>> thousands of angry textile workers protested today, demanding u justice for victims of a massive fire. investigators say narrow exits in the nine story building trapped the workers inside. they also say one exit was locked and the fire extinguishers didn't work. it's now the worst ever disaster in bangladesh history. and talk about your status update. the florida socialite who toppled general petraeus is losing her status. officials say kelly misused the title for per
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